I'm based in northern Poland, hoping to connect with likeminded people in the area and around the world.
I'm into distributed resilient communities for open-source tech advancement, software and hardware. So far it's all on paper, still a noob skill-wise, but slowly getting there.
A Decentralised Web Primer using IPFS (git book in progress)
"Culture Eats #Coops for Breakfast" https://medium.com/enspiral-tales/culture-eats-coops-for-breakfast-4555560154cb
@ntnsndr Bought and read your book "Ours to Hack and to Own" (http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/ours-to-hack-and-to-own/) on #platformcoops and #cooperatives/#cooperativism
2/2 of #introduction. My interest for #cooperatives was sparked again after joining #Mastodon, meeting @dajbelshaw here and reading the magazine https://www.stirtoaction.com/. I also try to figure out how to develop #social and not #neoliberal stuff with the #blockchain and other #decentralized tech. Looks like the combination with #coops could be a reboot of #liquid #democracy and the #opengovernment approach.
1/2 Now that I spent one week on this instance it's time for an #introduction.
In 2006 I was lucky to meet the union workers of Euzkadi Company, Guadalajara, Mexico, when they visited Hannover, Germany. For me this was a very inspiring experience, as the workers finally succeeded building a sustainable #cooperative (see full story: http://www.ideassonline.org/public/pdf/CooperativaTRADOCMeI_xico-ENG.pdf and http://germanwatch.org/tw/euz06spe.pdf). Unfortunately I have no contact any more as I do not speak Spanish.
Will there be alternative ways of supporting this instance (social.coop) financially besides paying via Stripe? Talking about #decentralization I feel that I do not want to leave my credit card in that place.
Free Software, Programming, Decentralization, Vinyl and Philosophy
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